Lublin will host an unprecedented attempt to combine Igor Stravinsky?s The Rite of Spring and Les noces within a visually, choreographically and theatrically coherent whole, developed by a group of Polish and Ukrainian artists. The piece will be performed by a team of almost 200 international artists. The event will be the first production of its scale and complexity (music-, choreography-, and theatre-wise) in Lublin?s history. Stravinsky. Passages is a piece tailored to the new architecture of the Centre, releasing a new kind of energy that will fill the walls of the building whose construction lasted forty years, even more so because the venue of the premiere is also intended as a ?character? in the piece.
Stravinsky. Passages was choreographed by Jacek Łumiński. The piece features the dancers of the Bytom Dance Theatre Department of the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków and the dancers of the Lublin Dance Theatre. The music will be performed by two symphony orchestra (Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Henryk Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra), accompanied by the Kwadrofonik band, four singers, seven drummers, and a special choir comprising Lublin and Lviv artists. The musical direkcor of Stravinsky. Passages is Wojciech Rodek.
Stravinsky. Passages is a coproduction between the Centre for Intercultural Creative Initiatives ?Crossroads? and the Centre for Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.
The piece is presented as part of the 700th anniversary of the City of Lublin.
Excerpt from a text by dr Mirosław Haponiuk (the full version of the text is available in the programme of Stravinsky. Passages)
The Wedding (Les Noces) ? Russian dances with song and music for voices, 4 pianos and drums, edited by Margarita Mazo with the consent of Chester Music Ltd.
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) (Pictures from Pagan Russia in Two Parts) ? performed with the consent of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
choreography: Jacek Łumiński
Bytom Dance Theatre Department of the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków, Lublin Dance Theatre, Black O!Range Productions (Kiev, Ukraine) i.e.:
Bytom Dance Theatre Department of the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków: Agnieszka Bednarz, Patryk Durski, Katarzyna Gocał, Katarzyna Kania, Omar Karabulut, Daniela Komędera, Bartłomiej Mieszczak, Jarosław Mysona, Piotr Stanek, Kamil Wawrzuta, Monika Witkowska, Paweł Zaufal.
Lublin Dance Theatre: Ewelina Drzał-Fiałkiewicz, Ryszard Kalinowski, Wojciech Kaproń.
Black O!Range Dance Productions: Viacheslav Buchok, Olena Chuchko, Yuliia Danylenko, Iaroslav Kainar, Anna Ovchinnikova, Anton Ovchinnikov, Vadym Zhaliuk.
Music and singers:
Kwadrofonik & Guests, Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Lviv, Ukraine), Gloria Chamber Choir (Lviv, Ukraine).
Joanna Freszel ? soprano
Agnieszka Jadwiga Grochala ? mezzo-soprano
Dionizy Wincenty Płaczkowski ? tenor
Robert Gierlach – bass-baritone
Conductor: Błażej Wincenty Kozłowski
Concept: Mirosław Haponiuk
Illustrations: Mariusz Tarkawian
– Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin (ticket office)
Tickets start at PLN 40